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Wemo - Light Switch - White/Light Gray

Model: F7C030FCSKU: 1218832

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1644 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Wemo Products Are Good, But Not Great

    Posted
    ccramer
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    I have standardized my smart home's switches on the Belkin Wemo line of products based upon previous positive experiences with Belkin products. I have also based all of my smart home usage around Amazon's Alexa voice controls. Unfortunately, I had just made my first purchase of 5 Wemo switches shortly after the Spectre and Meltdown issues were discovered. All of the Wemo devices stopped responding to Alexa (or responded very unreliably to Alexa) for about a week while Belkin applied patches to their servers that bridge their app and the Alexa AI. I was very frustrated that Belkin apparently did not have highly available and redundant servers in place for this functionality. Since that initial customer service pothole, the switches have performed acceptably. Often, there will be a 5 second delay between my command and Alexa's action, but the "Belkin Wemo is not responding" response is definitely less common these days. (Maybe once every 3 weeks or so.) I do see that there are firmware updates to the hardware pretty regularly. Obviously, the technology is still maturing, but Belkin seems to be making strides to improve their products. My initial concern was that the switches that I had decided on, and of which I have now installed 15 (switches, dimmers, and mini smart plugs), would become obsolete. I didn’t want to have to rip them all out and start over with new hardware! Luckily, it seems that Belkin is able to make their improvements via prolific firmware updates. In a nutshell, I'd say that the Belkin Wemo switches are decent and that it seems that Belkin is making efforts to continually improve them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Attractive design, easy install, useful features

    Posted
    Philip
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    These WeMo light switches are high quality, attractive units that will look great in almost any home and allow you to seamlessly add wireless control functions to existing lights in the home without the need for special wiring and bulbs. Installation is straightforward (just remember that you can only install for lights controlled from just one switch - multi-pole switches cannot be replaced with a WeMo switch). The switch is controlled from a simple app which also allows you to set rules for when lights will go on and off. I find the rules especially useful, and there are some thoughtful triggers such as linking times to a certain number of minutes before or after sundown. My switches have been bullet proof, but some users have reported issues. In general, I think the consistent updates to the software running each switch are continuously improving reliability. That said, I did run into an issue where an upgrade to my wireless router broke the WiFi functions on these switches. Downgrading the router fixed the issue. The potential compatibility issues are the only reason these don'y get a 5/5, but from my limited time with them I can confirm that Belkin is working constantly on improving them. In addition to the app, Belkin has added support for "Internet of Things" control service IFTTT, so the number of triggers are potentially limitless. Not only can switches be triggered by IFTTT events (such as turning on lights when you get close to home), but the switch can also trigger an IFTTT event with a long press. This allows you to do things like have a long press on a single switch turn all the lights on or off. One more big plus - these work seamlessly and really well with Amazon Echo / Alexa systems. "Alexa, turn off the lights .. "

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wemo Light Switch w/ Amazon Echo (Alexa)

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    BangBang
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    I purchased several of these switches to control ceiling fans throughout the house using 3 different Amazon Echos. While it has only been a few weeks all has gone as planned. Either voice command through "Alexa" or a tap of the switch toggles the power to a fan as intended. The setup was intuitive and fairly quick. All of the 10+ Belkin Wemo items we've purchased so far required a firmware update once connected to our wifi but this was done through the wemo app on my iPhone 6s. The wemo app is free and makes setting up these switches painless. Instructions are clear and easy to follow for someone that knows nothing about electricity. One consideration when deciding if this switch will work for your project is that this device must be the only switch controlling power to a specific outlet. We wanted to use the switch to control fans that could be toggled on or off from more than one place in the house. To do this I had to do a Google search and quickly came across a step-by-step guide to disconnecting and bypassing the extra switch. I would only recommend this for use when what needs to be controlled is hardwired (like a ceiling fan) or because you like the look of the switch. The Wemo Insight switch requires zero wiring and monitors power consumption. The Insight switch is great for floor and table lamps, indoor christmas lights, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    Scott
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    Use this switch to control heat tape on the roof of our vacation home. Instead of having the heat tape on 24/7, which was generating enormous electric bills, we now can turn it on remotely only when we know there is snow on the roof (as seen via a security camera). FYI, the electrician connected this switch to a "coil". The coil bears the high amp load of the heat tape. When the switch is on the coil gets activated, which in turn activates the heat tape. Likewise, when the switch is off the coil is deactivated and the heat tape turns off. This was a great option for us to turn the heat tape on and off from our primary residence (or anywhere else, for that matter). Giving 4 stars only because we have only had it for a few weeks and not yet sure of the long term effectiveness...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install with a few quirks

    Posted
    TechHund
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    I purchased this switch to operate an indoor ceiling fan. Prior to installing this switch, I had no experience installing any kind of electrical swith. The installation lasted about 35 minutes total. That includes switching off the power at the breaker box to having my helper turn it back on and making sure my home didn’t explode. The install was pretty easy as I had the wemo video playing on my iphone as I went step by step. The most difficult part for me was fitting all the screw caps back into the box after making all the connections. In regards to functionality, when I use the physical control, the switch has been 100% reliable. However, this is what i took a star off for, the switch does sometimes miss an Alexa voice command. I do not believe it is an issue with the Echo Spot since other lights in the group almost always respond. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and I hope it was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      BelkinStaff

      Hi, TechHund,

      We truly appreciate your taking the time to share your product review. To ensure proper functionality of your Alexa voice command, we recommend updating the Alexa devices with a new Wemo Skill as this will change the way Alexa interacts with your Wemo devices.

      For queries or assistance, we're just an email away at WemoCares@belkin.com. We'd be more than happy to serve you.


      Best regards,

      Jay
      Wemo Support Belkin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent WiFi Switch

    Posted
    GeoMo
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    Last Christmas I bought my very first Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Smart Plug to check out what the Smart-Home hype was all about. Fast forward to this Christmas and I have outfitted my house with two Wemo Smart Plugs, five Wemo Smart Switches and about as many Echo devices. While the Wemo Smart Switch is not the cheapest (you can find deals during sales – Thank you Best Buy), they look good, are reliable and work marvelously with Alexa. The Wemo App is very easy to use and makes setting up a new switch painless. In short, it’s a great device that I wholeheartedly recommend, I just wish that Belkin made a version that did not require a common wire so that I can put a Wemo Switch everywhere in my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied, but ...

    Posted
    CrazyForHomeAutomation
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    I recently purchased 2 Belkin Wemo Light Switches. The switch works perfectly for one of the intended applications, no so much for the other. The problem is that the second intended location is in a electrical box that contains 2 light switches and serves as a junction box for several outlets in my home. Because the design of the light switch is not the same physical size as an ordinary toggle switch, the Wemo device would not fit into the electrical box. Additionally, since the box was used as a junction to serve several other outlets in my home, the connection was significantly more complicated than the diagram depicted. On the upside, the other application for which I purchased a Wemo switch worked perfectly and installation was simple. I was able to install the switch in only a few minutes and it works perfectly with the rest of my home automation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The future has arrived

    Posted
    Bremori
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    So I started with amazon echo dot, then got Belkin plugs for the bedside lamps then got this wall switch for the bedroom light. Now I can turn off and on each lamp or group of lamps or everything by voice command! You don't know how convenient it is to snuggle in bed and just command Alexa turn off all, and all lights turn off! No fumbling for switches, no stumbling in the dark to get into bed. Installing the switch was relatively easy, I looked at the videos and the belkin website. My switch box has a big jumble of wires and the box itself holding the wires was just big enough to squeeze all of the heavy wires and the belkin switch. Since I had already set up the belkin plugs and used the wemo app, the switch took less than a minute to set up. I am considering putting more echo dots around the house but for me the bedroom light controls are the most useful. With the new belkin mini out, the guest bedroom may be next!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Product

    Posted
    KevinC
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    I had an outdoor light post installed in my backyard. The light post is roughly 150 feet from my house and I wanted to be able to turn it on/off from my smart phone. The wiring process is relatively simple and very straightforward. The Wemo switch is fairly large so you may have trouble getting it into the outlet box. You also need to make sure you have a neutral wire at your outlet box. The only issue I've had is the WiFi setup. For some reason it took dozens of attempts for it to find and actually connect to my network. Then a month later it lost the connection so I had to reconnect it. Since then I've had no problems. I am now able to turn my lightpost on/off from any location. There are some helpful videos and information on the Belkin website. Very good product. I would have given 5 stars if I hadn't experienced so many issues with the WiFi setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very cool start to home automation!

    Posted
    Chooseanothernickname
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    I Got this to get a little closer to the talking house of the future and start making the house do things that I wo like to have done automatically. This thing fits the bill nicely,it is pretty easy to hook up in the wall and again I will warn you about that neutral wire everyone has already but I will also add that my house was built in 97 and I had all the wires I needed. Now for the bad, this plug would not even see my 2.5/5G netgear router but fortunately my cable box had one I could turn on and it works. That leads me to the next problem. That Wireless router has always had problems and resets itself and if this happens while the WeMo is turned on,the switch will go into the default which is off waiting for your next command.in my case it is on the front porch light so I don't exactly know when it does it other than a soft click that sounds likes it could have been a normal house noise or the switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless light switch

    Posted
    John
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    I installed this on a light switch in the garage that controls a post light outside. So it is works great to remotely turn it on/off and I also have it run on a timer - on at dusk and off at midnight. Installation is pretty straight forward. It is a white decora switch size/style. It does require a neutral wire (white), so be sure you have this before installing. The phone sfw (I have android) works well. It opens a bit sluggish, but gets the job done. You can set schedules. To my knowledge there is no PC sfw or webpage to control the switch. So you can only do it from your phone. The switch itself works. It is a push button to manually turn on/off. Overall, I'm pleased with it. Saves me trips out into the cold garage to turn the post light on/off. Cons would be the switch squeaks when I press it manually. And the phone software is not polished, like what you get with, for example, Nest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple Effective Solution

    Posted
    CMRater
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    Product has been working flawlessly for since I installed. Would have given 5 Stars but I found the programming a bit confusing, but got all four of them working according to sunrise and sunset. No longer have to call my wife on way to work to shut off outside lights :). Plus I am an amateur automation nerd, so like simple functional solutions. Seemed like good value when compared to Lutron. Funny, Lutron didn't off simple on/off and wemo doesn't offer dimming. Worst part was doing the electrical. Needed to pull out and connect neutral wires where the switches I replaced didn't use. Turns out they power everything in the box, I had to do some fancy wiring to connect power to all switches/plugs. Would have hired an electrician but you are at the mercy of their schedule plus the additional cost. Net-net, definitely would recommend to a friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    install easy; set up requires some patience

    Posted
    Artie
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    If you've ever replaced a light switch, installing the WeMo Light Switch should be easy. Key need: neutral wire in your switch box. The part that took longer than expected was the set-up. The Light Switch was dropping its connection to my router so I had to reset the switch a couple of times. Key learning/experience for me after set-up - I had my router fixed to a certain channel. Apparently, that caused an issue that I found out later when the light it was controlling turned on, but the light switch LED was flashing orange. It took me a little while to find the right support article, but the router should be set to find channels automatically. After getting that squared away, the Light Switch has worked perfectly (I've had it for 3 weeks now).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for automating your house

    Posted
    Rusty51
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    This is my fourth WeMo light switch. If you are comfortable working around electricity this is a fairly easy install. Just turn off breaker before removing the old switch and installing the WeMo switch. You will need the WeMo app on your phone to complete the installing by connecting to your home's wifi. I also link to Alexa so that I can control my lights with my Echo Dot. You can also set the lights to turn on and off at specific times through the WeMo app. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that occasionally after a power outage I have to go through the install process again to get all the switches to work with Alexa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dimensional Problems, Partial Review

    Posted
    jprakes
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    I bought this for my living room on a 2 gang switch where the other switch was 3 pole. Wiring the device was pretty straight forward, and aside from expected pulling wires to reach, everything went well. The problem I ran into was that the switch would not fit in the the switch box due to all the other wires taking up space for the other 3 pole switch. I tried every way I could to get it to fit, but it just wouldn't go. So just to test, I did set the switch up and made sure it functioned, and things worked great. Unfortunately, I then had to uninstall the switch until I can get a box extender or figure something else out. Would purchase again, just wish that I had known ahead of time that this is a common problem so I could have planned accordingly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect yet

    Posted
    Tamwyn
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    I bought 2 of these WeMo Light Switches and installed them at the same time. One of them has been working great. It took 2 tries to get the firmware to update but its been great since then. The other one has disconnected from the internet and refused to reconnect multiple times a week in the month since I bought them. The only way to fix this so far is to factory reset it and then completely set it up again. I'm starting to get really good at it :p but I need to contact support and figure out if it is defective and how to get a new one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised - Dependable & Simple

    Posted
    billbertin
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    Unit works as advertised. Controls one light or set of lights. The unit has been quite dependable and we were pleasantly surprised just how good it has performed. We use it for 6 each 35 watt outdoor lights (below the max wattage) and since install we haven't had to mess with the outdoor lights! The bad? The software reminds me of windows. Clunky but it works. Understanding how to use it will take allot of time. I'm fairly adept at gadgets and this one took some effort to make it work!!! I only have my cell phone connected to it and i'm not sure how I would control it without the phone - (i don't think it will work).... I would give it a perfect rating if the software would have been easier to use. Maybe the belkin people will iron out the interface and we can upgrade the stars. Cheers, William.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!!

    Posted
    FRIDAY13
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    installed this switch a couple days ago for my porch lights to replace a timer switch that was a pain to adjust the programming. The installation and setup was extremely smooth and simple using an iPhone, and it's awesome to be able to program the lights on my phone and not via microscopic buttons on the switch. I had recently installed a wifi-enabled thermostat, and this was far easier to set up. This switch does everything it says it does, and does it well. The iPhone app is well designed and I found it pretty easy to use (if being really nit-picky, programming the switch could be a tad more intuitive- you had to go into a couple of screens then back out then save. But overall, I was still impressed with the app).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but...

    Posted
    Bremori
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    My issue was installing the device. The switch box was crammed with wires and small. The wires were heavy gauge. It took a lot of cutting wires to get the switch onto the box. But now it is working I do like it a lot. The switch has a small light so you can find it if you need turn it on in the dark. Of course I could also ask Alexa to do it as well. But the switch also changes color if there is a status change. I would like to do other rooms but there I have double switches. It was worth the effort but I would look at the switch box before purchasing next time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Wireless connectivity

    Posted
    TheReviewGuy25
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    This is a really cool swith. It's nice to click on lights remotely when you are on your way home, or it's easy to set up through an iOS device to click on automatically if it is dark and you are approaching home (IFTTT). The capability of this little system is pretty impressive. The only complaint I have, is that if you don't have a great router, or you need to reset your router occasionally for service interrupts and such, the switches don't like that at all. Additionally the remote connectivity can sometimes be a little buggy. But in general it works very well. Oh, also, they only work as a single pole switch, and comes with a single faceplate, so it requires additional work and parts to install in a 2 gang electrical box.

    I would recommend this to a friend